Changemaker, Best-selling author and Thought-leader.

Sebastian Terry

At a glance:

Affected by the death of a close friend, Sebastian Terry had a moment of deep reflection and realized that he wasn’t leading a life true to himself. In a moment of darkness and uncertainty, he decided to pick up a pen and paper and began to make a list of all the things that he’d always wanted to do but had never gotten around to.

His mission; to find happiness.

Dropping everything in his life to pursue each of his 100things goals, Sebastian’s journey has been turned into a best-selling book, a reality TV show and a platform that inspires people to not only start their own list but support others along the way.

Sebastian is a changemaker, best-selling author and thought-leader. Residing in LA, California, Seb still has a cheeky Australian accent and his passion for life is evident in everything he does, from surfing and traveling, to writing and keynoting.

With 12 years of keynoting, Seb continues to create huge impact from stage through the experiences he customizes, ultimately connecting and transforming his audiences in ways only he can.

Coining the phrase, The Passion Effect, Seb’s passion to see others achieve has seen him use his one-of-a-kind story and custom models to create a positive ripple for peak performance, wellbeing and thriving workplace culture.

“Seb’s philosophies, tools and processes will unleash anyone’s ability to put aside procrastination and prioritize what’s truly important to them in living a happier and healthier life. Time with Seb is a gift and one my whole team and I will forever be grateful for – it’s nothing short of life changing.”

Nick Drake- CMO Google

Shocked by the death of a close friend in his mid-twenties, Sebastian experienced a moment in his life where he asked himself a simple question; ‘Am I happy?’. The answer was NO, and so, he created a list of 100things that he hoped would bring him closer to a sense of happiness, if not purpose, in life. Dropping everything, Seb has been chasing down the goals on his list and teaching others how to do the same for over 15 years.

From Marrying a Stranger in Vegas (Goal #2) and Delivering a baby (#23), to Living on a Deserted Island for 1 week (#63) and even helping a quadriplegic man complete a half marathon by pushing him (#26), Sebastian’s story has been turned into a best-selling book, his own reality show and a renowned keynote that has inspired millions of people around the world. 

The impact of time and experience has helped shape Seb’s journey from the pursuit of fun and exciting life goals to the realization that these strategies transfer to the mechanics of organizational health. Complemented with his breakout sessions and additional virtual programming, Seb ensures that his inspiration and motivation is supported with ongoing frameworks that allow long-term change in the audiences he is fortunate enough to meet.

“Honestly, it was just great!”

Nick Tran- CMO TikTok

Often noted as the highlight of any conference he presents at, Sebastian’s keynote is an experience that will make you audience laugh, think, cry and ultimately take action.

  • The Passion Effect: Unlocking Passion, Performance and Transformation

    From disengaged and stagnant, to purpose-driven and
    fully-activated, optimize your audience with Sebastian’s flagship
    keynote. Layering his dynamic Passion Effect framework on top
    of his incredible personal story, this keynote will profoundly
    inspire your audience and create a ripple effect of change that
    will shift mindset, inspire action and transform the workplace.

    Audience Takeaways:

    •Why Wait? The power of perspective and reflection
    • Leveraging passion as a driving force for personal &
    professional development
    • Embracing change for growth and success
    • Using fear as a fuel for progress
    • Maximizing performance through values-based goal setting
    • The science of goal-striving & pursuing passion
    • Action Now: The secret to sparking action
    • Accountability through group connection
  • Building an Unstoppable Mindset: Mental Health

    What if we truly believed that anything was possible? A strong
    mindset cultivates growth, transformation & change in all aspects
    of our lives. Deep diving on the psychology of self-understanding,
    goal striving & community support, Seb breaks down the
    importance of integrating passion into personal and professional
    goals as a way to build resilience, optimism and motivation in the
    workplace & at home.

    Audience Takeaways:

    • Self analysis as a gateway to self discovery
    • Harnessing disruption & adversity as a fuel for growth
    • Outgrowing your comfort zone
    • Building resilience, optimism and wellness in the
    • Cultivating a positive mindset through goal setting
    and goal striving
    • Creating frameworks for long term success
    • Behavior change through
    • The 3 C’s: Connection, Conversation & Community
  • Individual Growth & Collective Evolution

    Nearly 9 out of 10 of employees admit they lack passion in the
    workplace, contributing to an alarming engagement rate of just
    33% nationwide. Clearly, the challenge leaders now face is in
    finding the most effective way to create a ripple effect of positive
    change that inspires action, growth and engagement not only for
    individuals but also the collective. Sharing his Passion Effect
    framework, Seb shows how sparking passion in the individual,
    ignites trust, deepens connection and inspires collaboration.

    Audience Takeaways:

    • Using values as the framework for growth
    • Cultivating purpose-driven leadership
    • Building a we win, I win culture
    • Goal setting as a fuel for engagement &
    • Group accountability to deepen trust & drive
    • Leveraging communication & connection for healthy
    workplace culture

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